I am Swati Jagdish, a post graduate in Applied Psychology and a Certified Behaviour Profile Analyst (CBPA). I had been into behavior modification training and development before getting into the exciting field of lactation and postpartum support.
I am a mother of a 4 yr old and have been extremely passionate about breastfeeding since she was born. Along with our breastfeeding journey that lasted for a wonderful 3.5 years, I have been administering events, activities and workshops for members of our parents’ support group named, ‘Coimbatore parenting network’ . With more than 5000 members our group is the only Public charitable trust in the country that organizes breastmilk donations to the Coimbatore medical college hospital every month which benefits the babies in their NICU.
Intimate discussion and counseling sessions with hundreds of mothers have made me realize the need for tremendous support a new mother needs during postpartum and that inspired me to get certified in lactation as a profession and I’m proud to be the first UCSD Certified Lactation Educator Counselor (CLEC) in Coimbatore.
After working as a lactation consultant and postpartum counselor at GKNM hospital, Coimbatore for 2.5 years, I’m now exclusively into private practice under the brand name ‘Bond & Beyond’. Considering the fact that I interact with Pregnant and postpartum women,and in order to enable them take healthy choices about lifestyle, exercise, attitude and nutrition, I am also certified as a Dr Sears L.E.A.N health coach.
As of now, I’ve taken more than 500 antenatal lactation classes and combined with postpartum sessions, I’ve been blessed to meet almost 4000 mothers and babies. I have also been associated with colleges as a guest lecturer for psychology and women’s issues and have been facilitating sessions in corporates on parenting, mental health and gender equality and sexual harassment.
I hope to bring more awareness about the intricacies of lactation and allied issues, such as postpartum depression. My other areas of interest are adolescent counseling, gender sensitization, attachment parenting, women empowerment and sustainable menstrual practices.
SWATI JAGDISH M.Sc Psy., CBPA, CLEC., L.E.A.N coach
Director – Bond & Beyond
Managing Trustee – Coimbatore Parenting Network